Friday, October 9, 2009

Harvest Cocktails

In honor of today being Friday, here are two harvest inspired cocktails from my party!

Maple Leaf

Ingredients
  • 1 oz. bourbon
  • 1/2 oz. maple syrup
  • 1/2 oz. lemon juice
  • Orange or lemon peel for garnish
Directions
  1. In a cocktail shaker over ice, pour in the bourbon, maple syrup and lemon juice.
  2. Shake it up.
  3. Strain into a martini glass
  4. Garnish with the lemon/orange peel.
Spiced Apple
(This is a chilled version of a normally hot drink called Cinnamon Toast)

Ingredients
  • 2 oz. spiced rum
  • 3 oz. apple cider (room temp.)
  • cinnamon and sugar, for garnish
  • apple slice for garnish
Directions
  1. Mix together equal parts cinnamon and sugar into a shallow dish.
  2. Wet the rim of a martini glass and turn it in the cinnamon and sugar mix.
  3. In a cocktail shaker over ice, pour in the spiced rum and apple cider.
  4. Shake it!
  5. Strain into the martini glass and garnish with the apple slice.
Cheers!
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